[pulseaudio-discuss] why is this giving an error and failing to start?
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Tue Dec 21 11:33:45 PST 2010
I'm running in system mode on a headless media server. xbmc has to play
sound as one user, mpd as another user, and I've got two more reserved
virtual outputs on my sound card if I need them.. my system.pa is thus:
### COnfigure my actual Soundcard.
load-module module-alsa-sink sink_name=raw device=surround71 channels=8
load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=xbmc.001 master=raw channels=2
load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=mpd.001 master=raw channels=2
load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=t02 master=raw channels=2
load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=t03 master=raw channels=2
load-module module-ladspa-sink sink_name=xbmc master=xbmc.001
plugin=dyson_compress_1403 label=dysonCompress control=1.0,0.5,0.5,0.8
load-module module-combine sink_name=mpd.002 slaves=mpd.001 channels=2
load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=mpd.003.lr master=mpd.002
channels=2 master_channel_map=left,right channel_map=left,right
load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=mpd.003.rl master=mpd.002
channels=2 master_channel_map=right,left channel_map=left_right
load-module module-combine sink_name=mpd slaves=mpd.003-rl,mpd.003.lr
update-sink-proplist raw device.description="actual soundcard"
update-sink-proplist xbmc device.description="XBMC stereo output"
update-sink-proplist mpd device.description="MPD Stereo output"
### ENd config snippet.
The problem is that I'm getting some perculiar errors on starting
Dec 21 11:19:06 rebirth pulseaudio: module-combine.c: No slave
Dec 21 11:19:06 rebirth pulseaudio: module-remap-sink.c: No
remapping configured, proceeding nonetheless!
then, despite the fact that it says it's proceeding, it simply proceeds
to exit with no further log entries.
So you may ask what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm trying to down-mix
stereo audio to mono before passing it off to the virtual sink mpd.001.
the reason is that I've got a blown speaker, that I've gotten rid of and
only one speaker left. This Christmas music sounds terrible when you
can't hear Alvin, or you can't hear Simon and Theodore. If you can help
me fix this existing config, or find a better way to down-mix my music
to mono (actually mix l and r, not just one or the other) I'd be very
happy, and the childrens' Christmas would be immeasurably merrier!
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